Investigation of the microstructure and hardness of SiCP reinforced aluminum matrix composites

Makszimus A., Gácsi Z., GÜR C. H.

6th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Siofok, Hungary, 14 - 16 October 2007, vol.589, pp.239-244 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 589
  • City: Siofok
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-244
  • Keywords: Al-SiC composites, Hardness, Microstructure
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to find a relationship between the parameters describing the microstructural homogeneity of SiC particle reinforced Al metal matrix composites. The Al-SiC powder mixtures having different particle size combinations were hot-pressed after careful mixing. The optical microscope images of the microstructures were processed by using an image analyzing program; the binary morphology was chosen for characterizing the SiC particle distribution.